Scattering of ashes, or cremated remains, of a loved one is not the only option for a permanent solution. This article explores another option to scattering that is worth investigating.
Ash scattering is one very popular method for the final disposition of cremated remains but it isn’t the only choice. When facing cremation, there are very few options for a permanent place to lay the ashes to rest. For most, scattering the cremated remains of a loved one is the only choice because it solves the basic issues. Scattering is permanent and it doesn’t cost very much or nothing at all. Scattering of the ashes is one eternal solution, but for some, it lacks a permanent location for the family to visit. Scattering on plants can kill them because of the salt content and that isn’t a very good legacy.
The funeral industry really doesn’t provide many choices for those who wish to lay their cremains to rest with any amount of permanence. Being placed in a wall in a cemetery may be permanent but on some circumstances may be very expensive and after a time, when the land becomes full, the natural economic evolution has traditionally had negative effects on cemeteries and the remains that have been placed there.
Another alternative to ash scattering that is completely permanent, and the upkeep is a natural transition, is to have the remains placed into a memorial reef. Living Reef Memorial (Canada) provides the permanence people are looking for with the added ecological benefits so many of us enjoy. Memorial reefs provide vital habitat for thousands of species of marine life and help to rehabilitate and enhance coastal areas where over fishing has disrupted the marine ecosystem. Living Reef Memorial (Canada) is a company based on the west coast, currently offering deployments around Vancouver Island, Southern Gulf Islands and the Lower Mainland. They offer a number of different memorial reefs to suit every budget and need. If you have a set of cremains you wish to lay to rest together, then Living Reef Memorial (Canada) offers the Forever Together Reef. This reef is dedicated to the couple, (spouses, siblings, best friends) who wish to spend eternity together and is a touching sentiment to the lives that were shared together. Living Reef Memorial offers two additional memorial reefs that are dedicated to the single individual, the Living Reef and the Loving Reef. The Community Reef is the most affordable and can accommodate up to four sets of ashes within a single memorial reef. Living Reef Memorial is a burial option that is ecologically beneficial, social acceptable, and religiously accepted. As an added bonus, partial proceeds that are generated from the sale of a Living Reef Memorial go directly to save endangered sea turtles. If having to choose a memorial or burial option for yourself or for someone else, Living Reef Memorial (Canada) offers the family another to way to lay our loved ones to rest that everyone can be proud of. To find out more about this project go to their website www.livingreefmemorial.ca or call 250-924-8484